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Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves

Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves

Stop Competing to Be the Best - Joan Magretta With Cyber Monday, the tablet wars kicked into full swing. Which one is the best? Is it the iPad? The Kindle? Why not make interfaces better than 3D reality? Many constrained interfaces are designed to be simpler than the real world by restricting movement, limiting interface actions, and keeping interface objects in a plane. However, the strong utility of pure 3D interfaces for medical, architectural, product design, and scientific visualization means that interface design for pure 3D remains an important challenge. An intriguing possibility is that enhanced 3D interfaces might offer simpler navigation, more compelling functionality, safer movements, and less occlusion, than 3D reality, especially for information exploration and visualization tasks. Such features can enable superhuman capabilities such as faster-than-light teleportation, flying through objects, and X-ray vision. Enhanced 3D interfaces might have supernatural tools such as magic wands for instantly shrinking, enlarging, duplicating, or sending objects and enchanted environments that provide error prevention, history keeping, and programming-by-demonstration.

Futur possible... · People will be fluent in every language. With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be long until your cellphone speaks Swahili on your behalf. · Software will predict traffic jams before they occur. Using archived data, roadside sensors, and GPS, IBM has come up with a modeling program that anticipates bumper-to-bumper congestion a full hour before it begins. Better yet, the idea proved successful in early tests—even on the Jersey Turnpike. · Climate-controlled jackets will protect soldiers from extreme heat and cold.

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CES 2012: Who Were the Biggest Winners? [STATS] What topics, trends and websites dominated the conversation last week at CES 2012? Tablet devices and ultrabook laptops were the hottest technologies in Las Vegas. Microsoft rode an early high as Twitter's most-mentioned brand but tailed off later in the week. Motorola, meanwhile, started slow but finished strong. Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule July 2009 One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I'll call the manager's schedule and the maker's schedule. The manager's schedule is for bosses. It's embodied in the traditional appointment book, with each day cut into one hour intervals.

CES 2012 by numbers As the last rolls of the dice hit the craps tables over in Las Vegas and the casinos, bars and, let's face it, strip clubs see the final departures of men sporting Android t-shirts, it's time for a quick CES 2012 round-up. It's been a hell of a week with an absolute barrage of new tech being thrown at us from all angles. Now, all that remains to do is to sit back and soak up the stats and reflect on what has gone before us. "The 2012 CES was the most phenomenal show in our history, generating more energy and excitement across every major industry touching technology than ever before," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, owner and producer of the International CES. "The breadth and depth of the 2012 CES, which featured more innovative technology products than anywhere else on Earth, is a testament to the dynamic and innovative global consumer technology industry, which will reach $1 trillion globally this year." Indeed it is Gary, indeed it is.

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CES 2013 by the Numbers: How Tech Trends Rise Through Social Media By Kevin Shively – January 14, 2013 Now that CES is over and the participants are (hopefully) all recovered from a week in Las Vegas, we decided to crunch the final numbers and answer some important questions. Who won? What did people care about? Is 2013 the year robots take over the world? CES has perennially been the place to watch for coming trends in the tech word, and which brands will be leading the way with new developments.

The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here! We are in the midst of a “Visual Thinking Revolution” and leaders in all types of organizations are embracing visual thinking as a literacy of the future. Source: MBA Career Service Professionals (click to enlarge) This revolution’s “tipping point” came earlier this year at the International Forum for Visual Practitioners annual conference, which drew 100 visual practitioners from across the globe. CES 2013 Quick Stats and Assets I want to thank all of the Geek News Central listeners and viewers for their support of our coverage of CES 2013. The front of the website was dominated by CES coverage over the past week. The team here @ GNC will be posting well over 300 articles from CES in the coming weeks, and we hope that you enjoy each of the segments. This years coverage did not come without major expense studio cost alone where close to $20,000 and we had additional cost with unanticipated security needs which increased coverage cost another $1800. If you liked our coverage we would hope that you would contribute $21.00 each $21.00 contribution will pay for one hour of our 88 hours of security needed at the studio.

2012 Mobile Marketing Statistics Why mobile marketing? There are so many reasons why mobile marketing is on the rise. As more and more people go mobile, having a standout mobile presence becomes more and more important. We've been collecting some of the latest mobile marketing statistics that reflect the growth and importance of mobile as a channel for reaching the people who can change your business.

One might use Tan Le's headset as an ongoing from of Christopher deCharms' [Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain | TED] realtime brainintrospection to exercise the brain. Or does the 'crudeness' of the headset's signals compared to those of fMRI and EEG make such a use impossible? by kaspervandenberg Jan 12

Tan Le talks about an EEG headset as an input device. Compared to hospital EEGs the headset is easier to wear, cheaper, and also less accurate. Perhaps this device can help some people with impairments. Tan Le demonstrates a man controlling a wheelchair. However some neurological afflictions might aversely affect the headset. How many different 'toughts' can this head set distinguish? Perhaps headset would work great in combination with dasher etc. by kaspervandenberg Jan 12